The 2024 or ’28 Olympics in LA? These readers don’t share Mayor Garcetti’s excitement. – Los Angeles Times

By most accounts, the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles were a smashing success: The air was clean, the freeways clear, the Soviets absent and the American athletes dominant.

There’s also the little fact that the city actually made money hosting the Games.

You wouldn’t know this reading letters submitted to The Times. Reacting to the International Olympic Committee’s unprecedented decision this week to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously to Los Angeles and Paris (which city would get which year is to be determined), readers did not echo the triumphal notes sounded by Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was in Switzerland when the IOC made its announcement. Here are their letters.

Mary Leah Plante of Los Angeles wants City Hall to fix the chronic homelessness problem first:


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